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Business club launched by Children’s Hospice South West to bring in much-needed funds

January 19, 2021
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Business club launched by Children’s Hospice South West to bring in much-needed funds

Children’s Hospice South West is aiming to get 100 companies from across the region to sign up to its new a business club. The initiative has been launched by the charity to mark its  30th anniversary this year – which comes as it faces a huge funding challenge.  Each...

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Ingersoll Rand powers ahead with Hinkley Point C contract, thanks to Clarke Willmott team

January 19, 2021
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Ingersoll Rand powers ahead with Hinkley Point C contract, thanks to Clarke Willmott team

Energy generation specialists in the Bristol office of national law firm Clarke Willmott have helped client Ingersoll Rand, the global industrial group, win work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant project. The lawyers worked with a subsidiary of the US group – Ingersoll Rand Air Solutions Hibon S.A.R.L...

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Avison Young graduate surveyors overcome impact of pandemic to gain chartered status

January 19, 2021
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Four graduate surveyors in the Bristol office of international property consultancy Avison Young have gained chartered status, passing their Assessment of Professional Competence in what has been a challenging year.  As a result, building surveyor Joanna Murray, pictured right, and commercial surveyors William Shortall, pictured below left, and Louis Maxwell, pictured below...

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Bristol property developer Gavin Bridge promises to ‘challenge the status quo’ with his new business

January 15, 2021
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Bristol property developer Gavin Bridge promises to ‘challenge the status quo’ with his new business

A major regeneration project on the edge of Bristol city centre will become a testbed for new ways of creating sustainable communities and affordable housing, according to property developer Gavin Bridge. Gavin, pictured, who launched his own business this month, believes Bristol needs to address its new home provision...

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Pioneering independent living rooftop housing scheme proposed by Bristol homeless charity

January 15, 2021
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Pioneering independent living rooftop housing scheme proposed by Bristol homeless charity

Homeless charity Emmaus Bristol is aiming to create 15 low-carbon, affordable eco homes on the roof of its office on the edge of the city centre. The scheme on the roof of Backfields House in St Pauls – Emmaus Bristol’s office and retail space – includes 11 one-bedroom, two-storey...

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‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for Bristol to get a clean, green mass transit scheme

January 15, 2021
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‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for Bristol to get a clean, green mass transit scheme

Ambitious plans to develop sustainable transport routes around Bristol to persuade commuters to leave their cars at home have come a step closer following a £1.5m investment. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) said the money would be used to identify options for a ‘high-frequency mass transit’ scheme...

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Bristol Private Equity Club helps put two more pioneering scale-ups on road to growth

January 14, 2021
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Two innovative Bristol scale-up businesses have received financial support from a group of successful entrepreneurs based in the city as they gear up for further growth. GenomeKey, which is carrying out a pioneering research project to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, and The Bunch, which manages...

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Former PwC partner joins SWIG Finance board as it targets more funding for SMEs

January 14, 2021
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Former PwC partner joins SWIG Finance board as it targets more funding for SMEs

Regional alternative finance lender SWIG Finance has strengthened its board again with a non-executive director appointment as it prepares for its new chair to take up her role. The arrival of Chris Butters, pictured, who has considerable non-executive director and senior executive experience, comes ahead of Christine Allison taking over...

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Multi-million pound sale of building supplies firm to regional group handled by GL Law

January 13, 2021
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Multi-million pound sale of building supplies firm to regional group handled by GL Law

Bristol law firm GL Law has advised an independent building supplies firm on the sale of its assets and shares to South of England timber and builders’ merchant group Sydenhams. Single-outlet Staverton Building Supplies, based near Cheltenham, has built a strong reputation over several decades for personal service and...

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Join us in backing city’s vital primary school ‘reading buddies’ scheme, says National Friendly

January 12, 2021
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Join us in backing city’s vital primary school ‘reading buddies’ scheme, says National Friendly

Bristol-based mutual insurer National Friendly has seen a lot of change in its 150 year history. Originally it provided sickness benefits to working men, but also, uniquely among friendly societies at the time, it welcomed working women and children too. This pioneering stance – when poverty, poor education, poor...

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Air ambulance operator lands in Bristol in latest deal by Lansdown family’s investment group

January 8, 2021
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Air ambulance operator lands in Bristol in latest deal by Lansdown family’s investment group

Billionaire businessman Stephen Lansdown’s Guernsey-based investment group has entered the air ambulance market with an acquisition made through its Bristol Airport-based aviation services firm Centreline. The deal for the trading name and key assets of Capital Air Ambulance, the UK’s largest air ambulance provider, has added two specially equipped...

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Thrive Renewables plugs into its first battery storage scheme, with support from TLT

January 7, 2021
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Thrive Renewables plugs into its first battery storage scheme, with support from TLT

Bristol-based specialist energy investment company Thrive Renewables has invested in its first battery storage project in a deal handled by city-headquartered national law firm TLT. Construction of the 5MW scheme at Wicken, just outside Milton Keynes, is due to complete this summer.   Thrive and other firms in the...

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New ‘body blow’ for Bristol businesses as UK enters third national lockdown

January 5, 2021
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New ‘body blow’ for Bristol businesses as UK enters third national lockdown

The latest lockdown will be another “body blow” to Bristol firms, coming after the uncertainty caused by Brexit and lost trade in the run-up to Christmas, the region’s biggest business group has warned. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, said firms that had survived so far with...

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